Autonomous Indoor Vehicles
Adept Technology, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA) has announced that it will be demonstrating the new Autonomous Indoor Vehicles (AIVs) for the automated-transport of SMIF pods at the SEMICON West 2012 show. The new products for transporting and handling SMIF pods, the Adept SPC-4200 and Adept SPH-2200, navigate their environment using Adept Motivity. Adept Motivity is a comprehensive suite of sensors and vehicle controls used by Adept's AIVs for self-navigation, and include functions like mapping, path-planning, and safety with no need for facility modification. Adept Motivity is key to what makes Adept AIVs different from traditional automated guided vehicles (AGVs) by delivering infrastructure-free navigation to those wishing to deploy and manage automated material handling systems, says the company.
Learn more at go.adept.com/autonomy .